Tarapaca Gran Reservas, exceptional wines with great value

Tarapaca, Carmenère, Gran Reserva, Valle de Maipo, Chile, 2014 is dark ruby red in the glass. It has aromas of raspberry, blackberry with light green pepper backed my minerals, especially hints of graphite. The palate is filled with plenty of dark fruit up front with notes of dried fruit, light baking spices and earthy minerals. The Tarapaca, Carmenère, Gran Reserva has light tannins and a full mouth feel with crisp acidity on that lead to a long finish.

Tarapaca, Carmenère, Gran Reserva is aged for eight months in French and American oak barrels. It will pair well with herb crusted lamb chops served with rosemary-roasted potatoes.

 

Tarapaca, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gran Reserva, Valle de Maipo, 2013 is dark garnet red. This wine had inviting aromas of dark fruit, rich earthiness and some toasted oak. The palate has a big fruit forward start with mouth tingling acidity. Toasted oak and spicy pepper notes with earthy undertones fill the mid palate. The full mouth feel is filled with firm but smooth tannins and the acidity leads to a long mouth watering finish.

Tarapaca, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gran Reserva, Valle de Maipo, 2013 is aged 12 months in French and American oak which gives the wine a well balanced feel. Pair the Tarapaca, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gran Reserva, Valle de Maipo, 2013 with a grilled rib eye with a wild mushroom sauce.

 

 

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